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Tortoise Live at Bimbo's 365 Club on 1996-05-25


Topics Live, Tortoise


This is one of my favorite Tortoise shows in my collection. It is from the tour supporting "Millions Now Living Will Never Die" and even has an early version of "The Equator" from "TNT." This version is even better than the album version, IMHO. Back when I got this show, I was trading with DAT-Heads who didn't have CD burners, so my copy is XLII from the DAT. I hope that someone will rip this show if they have the original DAT! But, here is my version. Originally, This show originally clocked in around 81 Minutes, so I edited the WAV's so that it would fit on an 80-minute CD. I took the liberty of shortening up the "looped" recording after "Cornpone Brunch" (the yelling voice backwards and forwards) as well as starting a fade early on "Grazing In The Grass" while Tortoise was breaking it down at the end. In my opinion it does not detract from the show.

The covers of "Grazing in the Grass" by Hugh Masekela and "Theme De Yoyo" by the Chicago Art Ensemble make this show really fun. For this tour the band lineup is Bitney, Herndon, McCombs, McEntire and Dave Pajo. The song "Wait" was a song written by longtime friend and future Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker for Tortoise, interestingly. Parker would join the band in 1997 expanding the band to a six-piece until Pajo departs the following year.

01. Gamera
02. A Survey
03. The Equator
04. Glass Museum
05. Wait
06. Tin Cans & Twine
07. The Taut and Tame
08. Djed pt. 2
09. Theme De Yoyo
10. Cornpone Brunch

Encore:
11. Spiderwebbed
12. Grazing in the Grass


Collection Tortoise
Band/Artist Tortoise
Venue Bimbo's 365 Club
Location San Francisco, CA

Source AUD > DAT
Lineage DAT > XLII > Peak LE on Mac G4 400 > WAV > SHN (on 1/26/2002)
Taped by unknown
Transferred by Mike Roeder

Notes

This show was originally made available to the trading community on Furthurnet as shorten files. At one point it was also circulated on etree in shorten format (pre-FLAC era), which is why I left it as shorten on archive.org to match the MD5 signatures in the wild.

Mike Roeder
mike@easychair.net
It's Time to Play B-Sides
http://www.playbsides.com

Reviews

Reviewer: nwgj - - December 20, 2010
Subject: not joyce
a new discovery for me, but this sounds pretty sweet and is an excellent aud. Track 9, however, isn't the Joyce song. It's a cover of "Theme de Yoyo" by the Art Ensemble of Chicago.
Reviewer: parrots123 - - November 3, 2010
Subject: Great stuff
This is an awesome show, really dig this era of Tortoise, pretty good sound quality too.
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